And if you’re staying at Cavallo Point, it’s a nice little hike.
The path to Hendrik Point:
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Those people way up there look like little ants, huh?
I’ll tell you, when you travel hither and yon and you tell people that you’re from San Francisco*, what they’ll say in reply is that they visited the 415 and they want to know what kind of glue holds “those crazy rocks from Sausalito” together.
Via OENVoyage – Click to expand
*Which you know, a lot of people do since saying that is easier than saying the truth: Tracy or Danville or Alamo or San Rafael.
This atypical view of San Francisico with Sausalito in the background makes the 415 look a little like a village – evidence of Manhattanization is all to the left, so all you see is basically the same as what you would have seen in the 1930′s.
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Seems that 38-year-old Russian multibillionaire Andrey Melnichenko is making a run up California’s coast – he was down at Heast Castle just yesterday.
This is what she looks like:
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And this is where she’s at right now, per Boating SF. Can you see that little green arrow?
Why not go out and take a look right now?
The answer is no. But check out this issue over at the StreetsBlog SF, where advocacy meets journalism, and decide for yourself.
Now, did Sausalito install signs that advance someone’s interpretation of the California Vehicle Code?
Yes, yes it did.
The view from the bike path on the main drag of tiny Sausalito right outside all the ice cream shops downtown. (Nature is never too far away in Marin, even in the cities)
Now, if I had to sum up CVC 21202 in four words, it’d be, “Bikes to the right.” Of course there are exceptions to this rule, check it:
(a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at that time shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under any of the following situations:
(2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
(3) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions (including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes) that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge, subject to the provisions of Section 21656. For purposes of this section, a “substandard width lane” is a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.
(4) When approaching a place where a right turn is authorized.
(b) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway of a highway, which highway carries traffic in one direction only and has two or more marked traffic lanes, may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of that roadway as practicable.
Good casting for this crew, huh? Lights, camera, action:
(Now, please somebody video or photograph the actual Great North Pacific Garbage Patch / Gyre, if you’d please. As we know, the “patch is not a visibly dense field of floating debris.” So, it would be nice to have just one photograph on the whole Internet showing what the place actually looks like. You know, instead of more of this. Just saying.)
Bon Courage, Bon Voyage.
The catch is that you have to ride your bike all the way up the two-way part from where the road starts near the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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But otherwise, it’s a nice ride…
This vehicle used to be a Honda Civic:
Here’s a close-up of the trunk:
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The Civic owner is a fan of thrash metal band GWAR, believe it or not.
The winner? San Francisco, by a nose.
Tonight’s Fourth of July fireworks show had a fairly high fog ceiling, so it would have to rate as better than average. Better than last year anyway, but not as good as 2007.
Here’s an excellent eight-second exposure of the northern waterfront show from Lafayette Park in Specific Whites Pacific Heights. Click to expand:
And here’s a real-time shot of the same show from Twin Peaks:
Everything is done double – that’s the way they do it. Here’s a double double:
But this is what happens when the fireworks get too high – you can only see the bottom halves sometimes due to the fog:
Let’s look across the Bay over at Sausalito. That’s USF in the foreground:
Now here are some illegal explosions in San Francisco. This was an impressive burst above the northern Mission district:
And here’s Mission Bay / Dogpatch with Alameda / Oakland in the background – very nice:
The Mission and points south all had lots of illegal fireworks booming:
Oh noes, it’s a flare, shooting high above Twin Peaks…
…and then landing somewhere in the Castro District:
And there you have it.